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Whitebreast Camp, IA

Overview

Whitebreast Camp is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.


For more information regarding the Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Red Rock Project, click here:
Lake Red Rock - Virtual Tour 

Recreation

Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along the shoreline. Anglers will find crappie, walleye, largemouth and striped bass, channel and flathead catfish, northern …
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Location info

Highway S71, Knoxville, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Visitor center, Wildlife viewing, Boating, Fishing, Swimming site, Biking, Day use area

Bob Shetler Recreation Area, IA

Overview

Bob Shetler Recreation Area is located in the tailwater area below the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.

The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Recreation

Visitors enjoy Saylorville Lake for its excellent boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike. The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

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Unnamed Road, Johnston, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Boating, Fishing, Swimming site, Biking, Water sports

Cherry Glen Campground, IA

Overview

Cherry Glen Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.

The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Recreation

Visitors enjoy Saylorville Lake for its excellent boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

Facilities

This large campground offers 125 …
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Northwest 94th Avenue, Polk City, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Wildlife viewing, Hunting, Boating, Fishing, Swimming site, Biking, Water sports, Interpretive programs

Howell Station Campground, IA

Overview

Howell Station Campground sits just below the Red Rock Dam and Lake on the north side of the Des Moines River. Lake Red Rock is Iowa's largest lake, located just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.


For more information regarding the Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Red Rock Project, click here:
Lake Red Rock Website 


For a virtual tour of the area, click here:
Lake Red Rock - Virtual Tour 

Recreation

Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along …
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Location info

Volksweg Trail, Knoxville, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Visitor center, Wildlife viewing, Boating, Fishing, Biking, Day use area

North Overlook Camp, IA

Overview

North Overlook Campground is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.


For more information regarding the Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Red Rock Project, click here:
Lake Red Rock - Virtual Tour 

Recreation

Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along the shoreline. Anglers will find crappie, largemouth and striped bass, walleye, channel and flathead catfish, …
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Location info

Highway T15, Pella, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Visitor center, Boating, Fishing, Swimming site, Biking, Day use area

Prairie Flower Recreation Area, IA

Overview

Prairie Flower Recreation Area is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches more than 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.

The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Recreation

Visitors enjoy Saylorville Lake for its excellent boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

Facilities

Prairie Flower is a …
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Northwest Lake Drive, Polk City, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Boating, Fishing, Swimming site, Biking, Water sports

Wallashuck Campground, IA

Overview

Wallashuck Campground is located on Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake. It is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage, and 15 minutes from Knoxville, the Sprint car capital of the world. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, biking and viewing wildlife.


For more information regarding the Army Corps of Engineers and the Lake Red Rock Project, click here:
Lake Red Rock Website 


For a virtual tour of Lake Red Rock, click here:
Lake Red Rock - Virtual Tour 

Recreation

Lake Red Rock offers excellent boating, water skiing and swimming opportunities. Miles of water trails for kayakers and canoeists are designated along the shoreline. Anglers will find crappie, largemouth and striped bass,walleye, channel and flathead catfish, northern …
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Location info

190th Avenue, Pella, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Visitor center, Boating, Fishing, Biking

Acorn Valley Campground, IA

Overview

Acorn Valley Campground is located on the 26,000-acre Saylorville Lake Project, which stretches over 50 miles up the Des Moines River Valley.

The lake provides a wide variety of recreational activities, including camping, bicycling, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and hunting. 

Recreation

Anglers enjoy the lake for its abundance of walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike.

The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating.

Facilities

The campground offers 29 family sites with electric hookups and 54 primitive walk-to tent …
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Corydon Drive, Johnston, IA

Amenities

Camping, Hiking, Wildlife viewing, Hunting, Boating, Fishing, Swimming site, Biking, Water sports, Interpretive programs

Des Moines West KOA, IA

If you're looking for a quaint spot for RV camping near Des Moines, then look no further than Des Moines West KOA. When you park your motorhome rental here, you'll have access to lots of campground activities, including a swimming pool, a playground for kids to enjoy, and even a license-free fishing pond. There are also not one, but two dog parks, so make sure to bring your pet along to enjoy the Des Moines sunshine. If you get hungry, there's a Kamping Kitchen and snack bar on-site to keep you going.

Des Moines West KOA campers will have access to all their motorhome's needs. Each spacious gravel site is big rig-friendly with a max length of 75 feet, and …

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Newton KOA, IA

Thinking of taking a trip to the great American Midwest? Well, where better to stay than Newton KOA located right in the heart of Iowa?

A small town with a lot of charm, Cedar Rapids.

RV camping at Newton KOA is great for some old-fashioned family fun; pull up in your camper rental and get ready to immediately feel at home. Surrounded by rolling countryside, this RV park boasts 70 campsites that are perfectly spread out to offer the perfect combination of quiet and …

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Timberline Campground, IA

Sometimes you want to get away from the urban grind while still within a stone's throw of all the comforts and amenities of a metro area. If this is what you're after, search for an RV in Dallas County and take your rental RV to Timberline Campground, one of the many campgrounds in the greater Des Moines area. You'll be welcomed by shaded campsites, ample motorhome camping options, and an array of facilities to make camping in Waukee a highlight of your trip.

Whether you're looking for a full hookup site or an electric/water only site and access to a dump station, you'll find it here at Timberline Campground. The campground is proud of maintaining its restrooms to a high …

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Rock Creek Campground, IA

If you're looking for year-round RV campgrounds in Iowa, you can't go wrong with camping at Rock Creek Campground in Rock Creek State Park. The park offers trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding in the summer along with snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter. There is a playground for the kids, a fishing pier, horseshoe pits, boat rentals, and a camp store for those items you may have left at home.

Rock Creek Campground campsites are available with 50 amp electrical hookups, and there are also non-electric options. Within the park, you can buy firewood, ice, and bait to use for fishing. From April through October there are shower facilities open on-site.

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Springbrook Campground, IA

In the scenic region of west-central Iowa, Springbrook State Park features jaw-dropping views in every direction. Book an RV rental near Guthrie Center, and you can park it at the Springbrook State Park campground. While you're here, you can relax and enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and snowmobiling along its trails. On-site, Springbrook Lake also opens up opportunities for fishing, swimming, and non-gas powered boating. The campsites at Springbrook Campground have electrical hookups, and there are a camp store, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, a playground, and horseshoe pits. Shower and restroom facilities are also available, and there's a dump station too.

When you book an RV in Guthrie County, you can experience the area's unique culture, spend time in …

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Union Grove Campground, IA

Central Iowa has a lot to offer when it comes to fun and relaxing vacation destinations, and you’ll never need to worry about crowds or finding parking for your RV rental during your visit. A great camping option when you rent a camper near Marshalltown is the Union Grove Campground inside Union Grove State Park.

Sites at Union Grove Campground offer either full hookups and no hookups, depending on your preferred level of creature comforts. The campground also has restrooms, hot showers, and a dump station if you need it. Most campers come to enjoy the 110-acre Union Grove Lake; it’s an excellent location for swimming, fishing, paddling, or powerboating (there’s a boat ramp for easy access). Don’t have your …

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Lake Ahquabi Campground, IA

One of the benefits of an RV camping vacation is that you can wake up each morning to an undisturbed natural setting right at your feet and still be only minutes away from whatever necessities you may need. This is exactly what Lake Ahquabi Campground offers; RV sites with electricity, picnic tables, and fire rings that are a short walking distance from the lake and a sandy beach. When you're camping at Lake Ahquabi Campground, you'll have access to restrooms with showers, the pristine quiet that only a natural area removed from urban centers can provide, and still be close enough to Indianola to pop in and out whenever you feel like it. Some of the sites are available on …

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Ledges Campground, IA

Step into the heart of Iowa when you go RV camping at Ledges Campground. Situated close to the Des Moines River and surrounded by the natural wonders of one of the most unique places in the state – Ledges State Park – it is just the place you need for the long-awaited escape. The campground is pet-friendly and offers amenities such as showers, restrooms, and a playground where you can have some fun with the young ones. There are several campsites for your rental RV, some of which have electric hookups, and you can also stay in a tent. Campers can access nature trails and enjoy aquatic activities on the river.

Travelers will be thrilled to find that nothing is …

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Walnut Woods Campground, IA

Near the capital of Iowa, Walnut Woods Campground in Walnut Woods State Park offers a central and convenient location for exploring this Midwest state. Whether you want to fully immerse yourself in one pocket of Iowa or you want to explore everything that the Hawkeye State has to offer, the RV campground at Walnut Woods will set you up with what you need. At Walnut Woods, you have your choice of electric or full-service sites for your RV rental. You also have access to restroom facilities near the RV sites.

The woodlands of Walnut Woods will make you feel as though you are secluded and far removed from civilization. However, the campsites at Walnut Woods Campground are actually just a …

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Marion County Park Campground, IA

History and nature come together at Marion County Park, and in the nearby towns of Knoxville and book an RV in Marion County and take your campervan rental with you here for a pleasant stay while enjoying the attractions of the surrounding areas. Pull up with a big rig, and you'll find a full hookup site with up to 50 amp service. If only electric and water access are needed, there are several such sites in the campground. You'll welcome the addition of a modern shower building and restrooms.

Marion County Park prides itself as the oldest recreation area in the county, …

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Elk Rock Campground, IA

The Elk Rock Campground is situated along the banks of Iowa’s largest body of water, Lake Red Rock, in Knoxville. Within Elk Rock State Park, the campground has both electric and non-electric sites. A modern shower building and dump stations are available. And since s’mores and campfires are camping essentials, the campground has a self-dispensing firewood machine. If you have horses, Elk Rock State Park also has an equestrian campground. Like the other campground, the equestrian campground has electric and non-electric sites. There are also horse stalls, a modern shower building, hitching rails, and a 100-foot by 200-foot riding arena.

Motorhome camping at the Elk Rock Campground is a good idea since it’s impossible to explore the park’s 50,000 acres …

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Riverview Park Campground, IA

Adjacent to the Iowa River, the Riverview Park Campground welcomes Marshalltown campers with a nice range of motorhome camping options that include full hookup sites for large RVs; electric-only sites with 50/30/20 amp service; and parking pads. Enjoy the cooling effect of mature trees, which also provide some privacy. Hot water and flush toilets are installed in the bathhouse, water can be accessed from two water hydrants, and a dump station is also available. With fire rings provided, building a crackling bonfire is easy.

For active campers, there are several options to get a generous dose of workout: There are tennis courts, a basketball court, and an 18-hole disc golf course. Kids will love the park's three playground areas, and …

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